Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay talked to Apple and Pears NZ chief executive Alan Pollard, about how the kiwifruit industry had dodged a Covid bullet in China.
On with the show:
The chief executive of Apple and Pears NZ comments on a good news day for the horticulture industry with Kiwifruit dodging a Covid bullet in China and urgently needed RSE workers coming to New Zealand next week.
Rabobank's senior dairy analyst dissects last week's Fonterra annual results and provides a general update on the buoyant global dairy markets. Plus we look at a new podcast from Rural Women NZ - Black Heels and Tractor Wheels - soon to feature our very own Rowena Duncum.
Kieran McAnulty and Penny Simmonds:
Today's political panel features the Labour MP for Southland and the National MP for Invercargill. We discuss polls, John Key on Covid and Three Waters.
Our US correspondent is a Lexington, Kentucky farmer who comments on his northern hemisphere Fall farming season, beef prices, labour issues and getting on with life in the US with Covid.
Don't forget to nominate your favourite song for Rabobank Farm Tracks - you could win a share of $5000!
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:
One of New Zealand's leading farming academics denies she's on the payroll of big business as we discuss glyphosate, nitrates in drinking water, polluted rivers and Three Waters.